Unplugged

It’s Friday, the weekend’s here. You may be thinking about going to that cafe by the way with your laptop and getting some light work done.

“Think again”

The call to unplug has been gaining momentum.

France forbids work emails of 6pm local time. Even the French President banned phones during meetings.

Let’s face it, we’re pretty bad about not taking vacations.

A coffee shop forbids screens of any kind in its business

Need help unplugging? This page has some tips.

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“ Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
— Oprah Winfrey

The quote above was how I defined friendship this year. I’ve been through a setback. That time taught me who my friends really are.

Just in case you’re joining us for the first time, I am doing a post  almost everyday on reflecting on 2012 and looking forward to 2013 for the month on December.

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This post can be best described as the tale shoemaker’s children.

I have been busy taking care of everyone else’s websites, that I’ve neglected my own  and it almost cost me.

So I took a Friday afternoon and part of that next Saturday to fix it.

Seems like one of the theme had an update and my installation of WordPress didn’t like it.

I uninstalled plugins and themes until I was finally able to get back to the Dashboard. At that moment, I  decided I would upgrade and update to a new theme.

I also decided to simply as well.

So by taking care of myself, I came out better than I anticipated and am able to better communicate what I do.

 

Just in case you’re joining us for the first time, I am doing a post  almost everyday on reflecting on 2012 and looking forward to 2013 for the month on December.

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thank you note

Every morning, I say “Thank You.” Sometimes out loud, sometimes not. Gratitude has become a strong undercurrent in my life. I am grateful for every moment, and opportunity, because you simply never know. So when something good happens, I always remind myself to be grateful.

Just in case you’re joining us for the first time, I am doing a post  almost everyday on reflecting on 2012 and looking forward to 2013 for the month on December.

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Assistance (with clipping path)

Being an sole proprietor and a only child, asking for help is something that does not come easy to me. A unfortunate turn of events this past year made me realize that I had no choice but to ask for help. They do say no (wo)man is an island.

I realize that when I did ask for help, I truly knew who my friends really are.  I asked and they were there to help me, no matter how long the situation took.

It’s good to know that I no longer have to consider the word “help” a four letter word.

 

Just in case you’re joining us for the first time, I am doing a post  almost everyday on reflecting on 2012 and looking forward to 2013 for the month on December.

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Technology in the trash

This morning, I ran across and tweeted a NYT article titled Gadgets You Should Get Rid Of (or Not).

Personally, this process has been going on with me for months, no years.

For instance, I ditched my landline 2 days before Chirstmas.

Since the landline is gone, I downgraded my 4 in 1 printer for a 3 in 1. I am selling it on eBay if anyone’s interested.

USB drive – in Process. I heart my Dropbox (aff link) account. My current physical drives were “acting up” including said usb drive. I went to a drive repair shop to get a quote. After I heard it, I figured that I might as well get a new computer.

Desktop Computer – I have to ask a couple of guys what if anything can be done to the desktop. I haven’t touched it in nearly 2 years, so it’ll be interesting to see what they can find.

Internet at Home – Stays, although there are always new offers coming out every other week. Stay tuned.

Cable – a few of my friends have cut the cord and are doing the Netflix thing. I am dependent on DVR because that’s the only way I can keep up with the lady on her daily viewing.

Stand Alone Camera – I’m keeping because I just brought mine over a year ago because I knew that the coming year would be a busy one with events abound.

Digital Music Player – I already donated one and recycled the other a couple of years ago.

Alarm Clock – I gave up and use the smartphone (no not an iPhone), but I have a backup with the TV auto on timer.

GPS Unit – I’m a New Yorker and I don’t drive. Enough said.

Books – I donated a good amount of my books to the local library and kept my favorites. Lately all my books are Kindle books.

Have you ditched your technology in the past year? Let us know in the comments.

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